Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that the final say over whether to bring defender Papy Djilobodji was not his, according to the Metro.
The Senegalese international signed for The Blues on transfer deadline day in a £2.7m deal from Ligue 1 side Nantes (via Metro).
However, Mourinho has claimed that the defender was snapped up on the insistence of somebody he trusted as he didn’t personally have the time to scope the player out himself.
“It was not my choice. It was the choice of somebody I trust completely,” Mourinho admitted.
“I don’t know every player. My job doesn’t allow me to travel, doesn’t allow me to spend hours and hours watching players.
“And in some moments of the market, under certain circumstances are moments where you have to trust or not the people that you work with.
“In my case I trust, because the same person that told me that Djilobodji can be a good squad player for us, was the same person who told me (about Kurt) Zouma.”